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Daily Freeman: Culinary Institute will host film conference June 5

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HYDE PARK, N.Y. >> Dutchess Tourism Inc. will host a film conference Tuesday, June 5, at The Culinary Institute of America. 

Organized with the Orange County N.Y. Film Office, Stockade Works and Hudson Valley Film Commission, the event is intended to connect industry professionals and help businesses and municipalities learn how to become part of the Hudson Valley film industry.

Along with a networking reception, there will be breakout sessions and presentations covering topics from film industry trends, casting, job training and film festivals to local economic development opportunities. Among the scheduled speakers are actor/director Mary Stuart Masterson; Jerry Stoeffhaas, deputy director of the state Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & TV Development; and producer William Horberg, chairman of the Producers Guild of America East. For information, visit dutchesstourism.com/hv-filmconference.

 

Link to original article: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/article/DF/20180527/NEWS/180529725

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Chronogram: TMI Project Presents Locker Room Talk on February 9

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Chronogram: TMI Project Presents Locker Room Talk on February 9

Stockade Works, a nonprofit film production organization based in Kingston, stepped in to document the experience of the Locker Room Talk workshops. The forthcoming documentary follows the teenage athletes as they participate in TMI Project’s writing and storytelling workshops. 

“Stockade Works is proud to be documenting the process so the message can be shared en masse to create real and lasting social change," says Masterson.

In the documentary, the high schoolers respond to a presentation by Porter, who explains the concept of the “manbox” as “how men are collectively taught,” or “the collective socialization of manhood.” Throughout the process they are encouraged to talk about their emotions in a way they may not have felt acceptable under their previous socialization. 
 

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Mid-Hudson News: Hudson Valley film industry is growing

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Mid-Hudson News: Hudson Valley film industry is growing

Film Industry professionals partnered with the Orange County Film Office, Arts Council and Industrial Development Agency Accelerator Thursday to hold the Hudson Valley Film Conference.  The conference was a way to invite those interested in the industry and the economic benefits it can bring, to have a place to gain industry advice, as well as work out the strengths and weaknesses of the region when it comes to large-budget screen productions.

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Kingston Creative: 8 ways Kingston, NY may be the next small-town film mecca

Kingston Creative: 8 ways Kingston, NY may be the next small-town film mecca

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Like many regions around the world, Kingston, NY is eager to grow its share of the film and television production industry, which is projected to generate $325B globally by 2020.

As a city of just over 23,000 people, Kingston is never going to be the next Hollywood. However, recent developments (some sudden, some years in the making) have it poised to join places like Portland, MEAsheville, NC, and Missoula, MT as small-town film meccas; places where the combination of incentives, an existing arts and cultural scene, and natural assets explode into economic success and job creation.

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#4. Workforce Training, Infrastructure and Colleges

Kevin Klowden is a smart person from the prestigious Milken Institute’s California Center. He said that while many states and counties throw different tax incentives out to film production companies to stimulate economic development, they don’t work well in a vacuum.

“What makes things work is you need to invest in and build up local workforce,” he said, adding that “states that have provided incentives for investment in permanent infrastructure, like production facilities, have seen the greatest benefits”.

Enter the Mary Stuart Masterson-led Stockade Works.

Award-winning film star Mary Stuart Masterson

On December 8, it was announced that the non-profit “film and television production and post-production studio that will provide training opportunities for young urbanites seeking careers in the entertainment industry,” received $1M in grant funding from New York State. That’s part of an almost $12M investment that’s expected to be raised through a combination of historic and federal tax credits, private investments, and a variety of grant-based funding sources.

The investments will help renovate a dilapidated 70,000 sq. foot factory in Midtown Kingston into (among other things) a powerhouse in workforce development for the local film industry. It will also feature multiple sound stages, work areas, and a community event space for screenings and panels.

That’s in addition to an existing labor pipeline that’s fed by a mix of prestigious private colleges (Bard, Vassar and Marist College within 30 miles), high-performing public schools like SUNY New Paltz, Ulster, and Dutchess, Orange/Ulster BOCES, One Stop Career Center programs and more.

 

Full story: http://kingstoncreative.net/8-ways-kingston-ny-may-next-small-town-film-mecca/

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New Filmmaking Facility is Brewing in Kingston

Rupco, the Kingston-based affordable-housing advocacy organization, is teaming up with Mary Stuart Masterson’s Stockade Works to bring TV/film production studios and a training center to the old MetLife building on Greenkill Avenue in the city. Rupco is now exploring financing from a wide variety of sources.

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IndieWire: Mary Stuart Masterson Wants to Open a Movie Studio in Upstate NY

Mary Stuart Masterson plans to open a movie studio away from the bright lights of New York City and even further from Hollywood. The actress, producer, director and writer, best known for starring in “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” wants to launch a film, television and technology studio in upstate New York, specifically uptown or midtown Kingston in Ulster County. 

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